The Griffith Observatory’s

What would the holidays be without an out-of-this-world light spectacle? The iconic Griffith Observatory gets decked out in over 50,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs for their annual Holiday Light Display & Festivities each December. Spot Saturn, shooting stars, and spiral galaxies created from thousands upon thousands of shimmering bulbs, blending the cosmos with the season’s sparkle and shine. It’s an interstellar holiday experience you won’t want to miss! To visit this “light-tacular” display, catch the magic at Griffith Park (2800 E. Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027). The Observatory itself is open late until 10pm, so schedule your star-studded visit for evening hours to beat the bustling daytime crowds. For groups looking to truly treat themselves, book evening shuttle transportation from Party Buses Los Angeles. Your luxurious private charter bus rental will glide through the LA streets to drop your whole crew off for a cosmic night to remember.

Santa’s Cottage

Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit quicker than a cup of rich hot cocoa and a chat with Santa himself! You’ll find both at Santa’s Cottage on the Third Street Promenade. Part of Santa Monica’s annual Promenade celebration, Santa sets up his snug home-away-from-the-North-Pole each year for meet-and-greets and photo opportunities. After warming up with the jolliest man of the season, continue your Third Street stroll surrounded by remarkable light displays and holiday pop-up shops. Party Buses Los Angeles will happily shuttle your group to the Third Street Promenade (1351 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401) from anywhere in the city. Roll up in a swanky minibus rental or spacious charter bus, allowing everyone to arrive together stress-free.

La Cañada Flintridge

Each year, the quaint foothill city of La Cañada Flintridge transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland unlike anywhere else in SoCal. Local residents go all-out decking their front yards and homes with extravagant holiday displays, covering rooftops in twinkling lights and erecting massive light sculptures on their lawns. From glowing animated characters to elaborately decorated trees, every street becomes its own illuminated spectacle to behold. It may be a bit of a drive out to La Cañada/Flintridge (marked by the 91330 zip code), but this annual tradition is worth the trip. Let a professional team shuttle your group from the city directly into the heart of this neighborhood light fest while you ooh and ahh from the windows of your private charter bus. Split the parking costs and travel worries—Party Buses Los Angeles has you covered so you can simply kick back and enjoy the shimmering views.

Pershing Square

You won’t find snow-capped mountains or frozen ponds in LA proper, but Pershing Square brings that undeniable “winter wonderland” atmosphere to Downtown’s urban core each December. The square’s Annual Downtown on Ice event features a epic synthetic skating rink, accept no imitations! Alongside the holiday-themed ice skating extravaganza, Pershing Square lights up with sparkling light tunnels, dazzling multimedia displays, and a massive Christmas tree at the center of it all. Don’t stress over parking and traffic as DTLA reaches peak business hours. Let Party Buses Los Angeles drop you and your crew off right at 532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 to experience the full Pershing Square winter village. From ice skating sessions to toasty hot chocolates at the outdoor cafe, it’ll be a holly jolly time had by all!

LA County Arboretum

As one of the nation’s most acclaimed public gardens, it’s no surprise the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden goes above and beyond to celebrate the holidays. Their “Lightscape” event features a judged exhibition of immersive art installations created by lighting artists and designers from around the world. Discover breathtaking displays like a “Fire Garden” of glowing orbs and kaleidoscopic projections dancing across historic structures and greenery. Your crew can lose themselves in Lightscape’s one-mile path featuring dozens of larger-than-life displays and multi-sensory experiences. Party Buses Los Angeles will get everyone to the County Arboretum (301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007) so you can wander the illuminated botanical wonderland together. Let the holiday sights and sounds spark all the warm fuzzies as you cozy up on your private bus afterward.

Descanso Gardens

Just 25 miles northeast of LA, the peaceful community of La Cañada Flintridge hosts another must-see lights attraction at Descanso Gardens. “Enchanted: Forest of Light” invites guests to meander through a nighttime trail shining with everything from glowing mushrooms to shooting stars over ten acres of profound beauty. Crafted by Tiltan Art, acclaimed in Europe for its larger-than-life sculptures, magical realism embraces you at every turn. Extend your small-town holiday tour when you let Party Buses Los Angeles whisk you to Descanso Gardens (1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011). Guaranteed no one has to squint to navigate the narrow streets after awe-inducing, camera-clicking sensory overload at Enchanted! Just unwind together on your private bus rental under that California starry sky.

Universal Studios Hollywood

What would the holidays be without a little rambunctious cheer from that merry mischief-maker, the Grinch? Universal Studios Hollywood gets in on the festive spirit from mid-November through early January, decking the park out in miles of garlands and ribbons as part of their “Grinchmas” celebration. Get face-to-forest-face with a towering 60-foot Grinch along with nightly concerts, celebrity readings of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale, and tons of themed photo ops. Don’t let LA holiday trafffic steal your joy before pulling up to Universal Studios Hollywood (100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608). Book a Party Buses Los Angeles shuttle to skip the parking nightmares and shuttle straight to the gates for maximum Grinchmas gaiety. After exploring the merriment and attractions packed into every corner, your whole group will have racked up quite the shenanigan-worthy adventures to laugh about on the comfy bus ride back.

Shop LA’s Historic Holiday Markets

No trip to LA for the holidays is complete without indulging in some world-class shopping at the city’s time-honored public markets. From artisan goods to delicious holiday treats, storied institutions like the LA Farmers Market (6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036) and The Original Farmers Market (6301 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036) become winter wonderlands of their own. Sip hot mulled wine while wandering through vibrant garlands and shimmering light displays as local musicians fill the air with carolling. Parking at these hotspots during popular weekend hours can be an absolute nightmare. Save yourself the headache of circling the block with your Party Buses Los Angeles charter bus rental. Your private team will drop you off right where the holiday magic is thickest, holding your spot until your group is done perusing every glittering storefront of these LA landmarks.

Rent With Party Buses Los Angeles To Hit Every Attraction

Why limit your epic LA holiday adventure? With a private bus rental from Party Buses Los Angeles, you’ll be able to traverse the entire city hitting every can’t-miss seasonal attraction. From dazzling neighborhood light displays to once-a-year markets and theme park festivities, the holidays shine biggest and brightest in the City of Angels. Let Party Buses Los Angeles play transportation guide to your ultimate holiday adventure! Our team is available 24/7 at (310) 943-9118 to find a private minibus or charter bus that suits your crew’s needs. Travel in comfort and style while checking off all your seasonal bucket list must-dos.